Gradford v. Mejia et al
ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 4/18/2017. (Attachments: # 1 IFP Motion) (Sant Agata, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
WILLIAM J. GRADFORD,
ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO
PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
(ECF No. 2)
MEJIA, et al.,
ORDER DIRECTING PAYMENT
OF INMATE FILING FEE BY STANISLAUS
COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Plaintiff William J. Gradford, proceeding pro se in this civil rights action pursuant to 42
U.S.C. ' 1983, commenced this suit on April 14, 2017. Plaintiff has filed a request for leave to
proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 1915. (ECF No. 2.)
Plaintiff has made the showing required by ' 1915(a) and accordingly, the request to
proceed in forma pauperis will be granted. Plaintiff is obligated to pay the statutory filing fee of
$350.00 for this action. 28 U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(1). Plaintiff is obligated to make monthly payments
in the amount of twenty percent of the preceding month’s income credited to plaintiff=s trust
account. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is required to send to the Clerk of the Court
payments from plaintiff=s account each time the amount in the account exceeds $10.00, until the
statutory filing fee is paid in full. 28 U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(2).
In accordance with the above and good cause appearing therefore, IT IS HEREBY
2) is GRANTED;
Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis, filed April 14, 2017 (ECF No.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff or his designee shall collect payments from
plaintiff=s prison trust account in an amount equal to twenty per cent (20%) of the
preceding month’s income credited to the prisoner’s trust account and shall forward those
payments to the Clerk of the Court each time the amount in the account exceeds $10.00, in
accordance with 28 U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(2), until a total of $350.00 has been collected and
forwarded to the Clerk of the Court. The payments shall be clearly identified by the name
and number assigned to this action;
The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order and a copy of
plaintiff=s in forma pauperis application on the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, via the
court’s electronic case filing system (CM/ECF); and
The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order on the Financial
Department, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
April 18, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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